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St Margarets Academy Howden South Road Livingston, EH54 6AT
£76,206 per year
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Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

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We are keen to employ a diverse workforce that reflects the people of Scotland. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and particularly from groups currently under-represented, including people with disabilities, those from minority ethnic communities or from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

St Margaret’s Academy is a Catholic secondary school situated in Livingston, West Lothian. The school has six associated primary schools drawing a comprehensive mix of students and serves the communities of Livingston, Pumpherston, Dechmont, Broxburn, Uphall, Winchburgh, Kirknewton, East Calder and Mid Calder. The current school roll is 1100 students with 110 members of teaching and non-teaching staff including those designated to support students with additional learning needs.

St Margaret’s Academy has an excellent reputation in the local community, particularly for the high standards of conduct and confidence displayed by students. In addition to the formal curriculum, a wide range of extra-curricular activities are on offer. The school receives a high level of support and encouragement from parents.  Attendance at parents’ evenings is very good, and information and consultation exercises are well supported.

School Aims:

  • To ensure the highest level of attainment and achievement across the curriculum for our young people.
  • To provide a high quality learning and teaching environment and curriculum that encourages each young person to develop their full potential encouraging young people to develop as responsible citizens, successful learners, effective contributors and confident individuals.
  • To provide effective support systems to meet the needs of all young people which promote personal, social and spiritual development.
  • To provide a welcoming, peaceful, joyful and happy environment, which actively develops confidence, self-esteem and respect for religious, cultural and social diversity.
  • To provide high quality leadership at all levels.
  • To help young people to play a full and active part in the life of their community and to encourage participation by parents, parish and the wider community in the life and work of the school.

West Lothian Council are committed to far reaching changes to the way we deliver our Education Services. These changes include giving you the support and environment that you need to get on with your job and develop your abilities. Our dedication is demonstrated by the whole council achievement of the Investors in People Standard and always aiming a little higher in our service delivery and improvements.

A relevant teaching qualification and registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland is essential.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.  Successful candidates will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment and the cost will be met by the candidate.

The fee for a Full PVG Scheme Membership is £59 or Existing Member is £18.

Written approval by the Catholic Church will be required for this position. Please see for further information

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  • Scottish Living Wage